Weeknotes 2019-02

This weeknotes post covers January 7-13 and includes something for everyone! Well, maybe not. It does discuss my new approach to online teaching, new research on climate change along Florida’s Gulf Coast as revealed by historical data, a GIS data blast from my past, and a[…]

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Weeknotes 2019-01

Welcome to my first weeknotes post. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Check this out! I’ll add to my weeknotes throughout the week and they’ll go live between Friday and Sunday. This is a part of my decision to leave Facebook. I will use my[…]

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Leaving Facebook

Did you see the recent Motherboard article on replacing Facebook (FB) with personal websites? I really like this idea, and since I have a website and hate FB, I’m doing it! I’ll keep this short. Yes, this is another “I’m leaving Facebook” post. My reasons[…]

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Teaching Resource: 3D Hominin Lab

This lab provides a ‘hands-on’ opportunity to explore hominin evolution using assets created for the upcoming Virtual Museum of Human Evolution. I’ve been using a version of this lab since the fall semester of 2017 at the University of Central Florida. The lab is divided[…]

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Mapping 20th Century African American Travel

UPDATE (10/29/2015) – Scroll to the bottom of this post for an interactive map. The recent announcement that the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture has digitized their Green Book collection is exciting news. Published between 1936 and 1966, these books provided a growing[…]

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Towards an IQ-GIS for Historical Archaeology

This post relates some thoughts on the combination of GIS and game engines for historical archaeology. This approach examines virtual world environments as a type of 3D GIS allowing users to move through space while simultaneously interacting with various data. This immersive, qualitative GIS (IQ-GIS)[…]

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Pedagogy, Engaged Anthropology, and Zombies

I love zombies! Not only are zombies popular, but in the immortal words of Levi-Strauss, zombies “are good to think with.” Zombies stand (stagger?) as powerful metaphors supporting everything from emergency preparedness to invasive species education. Scholars draw on zombies as part of an engaged[…]

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